Highlights magazine released its annual “State of the Kid” report for 2015, focusing on three main areas: discipline, indulgence, and competition.
When a child can frequently be described as lazy or bored it means that the child is not fully engaged in his work or play environment. The lazy or bored behavior is a symptom of an underlying concern—a red flag to look deeper.
When it comes to disciplining your children, even the most well-informed, best-intentioned parents use less-than-effective habits. Daniel J. Seigel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., share the 20 discipline mistakes even great parents make.
Yale Child Study Center currently seeks participants in its cognitive-behavioral therapy study. The study aims to see if children who are taught various strategies will have fewer aggressive behavior outbursts.
Board-certified behavior analyst Jennifer Kourassanis-Velasquez shares expert tips to calm a child who is afraid of the doctor and prepare a scared child for a doctor's appointment.
Certified peer mediation specialist David Wolffe shares tips to help parents control their anger with anger management techniques, as well as how anger manifests itself differently in young and teen boys and girls.
Is your child a bully who needs help managing their anger? Is your child bullied, and your worried about how he deals with the anger he feels because of it? Certified peer mediation specialist David Wolffe shares tips to help bullies and the bullied deal with the anger they feel in a positive manner.
Does your child with special needs need help managing their anger? Certified peer mediation specialist David Wolffe shares what anger management techniques help children with special needs manage and express anger in a positive way.
We spoke to Nyack-based psychologist Steven Lee, Ph.D., about the benefits of children participating in roughhouse play, as well as how to handle roughhouse play between girls and boys and how to handle overly aggressive roughhouse play.
Fencing, a sport your child very well may have never heard of until the 2012 Olympics, is a perfect way to harness a child’s focus.
The summer brings lots more family togetherness than during the school year, which is a very good thing — that is, until the kids start bickering. Here’s help for keeping sibling strife in check.
America's Dinner Mom, a New York mother and author of "Dinner for Busy Moms," offers strategies on how to beat your child's food tantrums.
Striking the right balance between providing the best things for your children and spoiling them can be difficult, so we asked experts in the New York metro area for their best advice for parents.
Taking the time to smile upon the good things in your life will help you (and your children) keep perspective.
Dr. Susan Bartell, national expert on child raising, shares her advice for parents on how changing a few small things can lead to more motivation for the whole family.
Technology is great, but it's changed the way families communicate and spend time together. Read on to find out how some families found a way to shut down — and how yours can to!
Kids won't listen? Get them to behave by adapting an approach of gentle discipline. Child development expert Wendy Ludlow, LSCW, offers parents advice.
The wealth of technology available to our children's generation - from texting to email to social networking sites - has caused cyber-bullying to reach an all-time high. Read on for tips on how parents can recognize and prevent cyber-bullying.
Is your baby fussy and demanding? Does she cry intensely without the ability to self-soothe? Infants with characteristics like these may classify as "high need" babies, a term coined by Drs. William and Martha Sears. Read on for stories of high need babies and tips from the experts on how to tell if your little one falls in this category.
Read on for 10 ways to tell if you've blurred the line between being your child’s parent and being his friend.
Studies show that between 15-25 percent of U.S. students are frequently bullied. Rick Niece, Ph.D., responds to this national problem with tips on how parents can help stop bullies, and with them the harmful results of their behavior.
David Swanson, licensed clinical psychologist, offers tips for parents on how to recognize and manage a child with oppositional defiant disorder.
With all the economic turmoil, your family and other families may be forced to cut your holiday spending. But this should be thought of as a time to teach not only your children but also your entire family to be grateful for what they have and what the holidays are really about. Which ever holiday you celebrate, be it Christmas or Hanukah, your children will get so much more from volunteering at a holiday center then a material object.
October is Adopt-A-Dog month! Is your family ready for all the responsibilities of a new pet? These tips from Dr. Susan Bartell will help you decide.
Do you have a highly intuitive child? Read the following 10 traits and check those that apply to your child